AgDay Daily Recap -Aug 11, 2014

August 11, 2014 02:57 AM
 

 

TODAY ON AGDAY
AUGUST 11, 2014
 
GREAT AM BARNES:
TODAY'S GREAT AMERICAN BARN TAKES US TO HILLCREST ORCHARD IN MEDFORD, OREGON. THE FARMSTEAD IS ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES. THE FARM HAS BEEN OWNED BY THE PARSONS FAMILY FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY. THE TWO-STORY COLONIAL-STYLE BARN LOOKS MUCH AS IT HAS SINCE BEING BUILT IN 1900. IT HAS A GABLED ROOF AND CUPOLA. PEARS WERE THE PRIMARY CROP ON THE FARM, BUT IN RECENT YEARS THEY'VE EXPANDED TO INCLUDE WINE GRAPES. THE WINE GRAPES ARE BOTTLED UNDER THE LABEL ROXY-ANN. THE PARSONS FAMILY RE-PURPOSED THE BARN, INTO A WINE TASTING ROOM AND FARM STORE. THE WALLS, CEILING AND FLOOR ARE ALL ORIGINAL. OUTSIDE, THE FORMER PADDOCK WAS CONVERTED INTO ADDITIONAL SEATING AND EVENT SPACE.
ONE OF THE FARM'S OWNERS - JUDSON PARSONS - SERVES ON A HERITAGE BARN TASK FORCE WHICH IS PART OF THE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION, RESTORE OREGON. THE GROUP WORKS TO PRESERVE AND REUSE OTHER BARNS AROUND THE STATE…OUR THANKS TO "RESTORE OREGON" FOR SHARING THE HISTORY OF THIS "GREAT AMERICAN BARN'. I'M AL PELL.TODAY'S GREAT AMERICAN BARN HOUSES A "GRADE A" DAIRY OPERATION RUN BY THE LONG FAMILY IN STERLING, ILLINOIS.AS YOU CAN SEE, THEY TAKE PRIDE IN THEIR WELL MAINTAINED PROPERTY. THEY TAKE THE SAME CARE WITH THEIR 36 HEAD HERD…MY COWS ARE COMFORTABLE SUMMER AND WINTER. SUMMER THEY IN THE GRASS. BUT WHEN IT GETS HOT THEY GOT SHADE. WINTER TIME, THEY'RE IN THE BARN WITH CONTROLLED TEMPERATURE. THE LARGER BARN DATES BACK TO THE MID 1800'S. LEONARD'S PARENTS PURCHASED THE FARM IN 1960. THE SMALLER STRUCTURE WAS ADDED IN 1963. IF YOU ASK LEONARD ABOUT THE MOVE-IN DAY OF THE HERD, IT'S EASY TO REMEMBER - NOVEMBER 22ND, 1963. THE DAY JOHN KENNEDY GOT ASSASSINATED WE MOVED THE COWS INTO THE BARN. A SAD DAY, BUT A HAPPY DAY.THIS BARN STANDS AS A TESTAMENT OF THE CRAFTSMENSHIP USED TO CONSTRUCT IT AND OF THE FAMILY'S DETERMINATION TO KEEP IT A MIDWEST SHOWPLACE. OUR THANKS TO THE LONG FAMILY FOR SHARING THEIR GREAT AMERICAN BARN... I'M AL PELL. STANDING SINCE THE 1880'S, THE BARE WOOD SHOWS A LOT OF AGE ON THIS CLASSIC POST AND BEAM CONSTRUCTION. IT'S HAD MANY ROLES OVER THE YEARS - LIVESTOCK BARN, MACHINE SHED,  FARM STORAGE. AND NOW, IT'S A MEMORY MAKER. MY KIDS REMEMBER GOING IN THE BARN AND BUILDING FORTS OUT OF HAY AND MAKE TUNNELS.JOE REAVER SAYS HIS DAD PURCHASED THIS FARM IN 1960. JOE BOUGHT IT IN 1995. ITS USE IS RATHER LIMITED NOW. BUT HE'S NOT READY TO LET IT GO. WE COULD HAVE TORN IT DOWN. IT'S A  40 BY 60. BUT IT'S WORTH KEEPING TO ME. IT'S A PART OF HISTORY. ANOTHER PART OF HISTORY IS JOE'S TRACTOR COLLECTION. HE'S A BIG FAN OF MINNEAPOLIS MOLINE. ONE IN PARTICULAR HAS A LONG FAMILY LINEAGE {LIN-EE-IDGE} AND IT STARTS WITH HIS DAD. HIS NAME WAS JOE REAVER, MY NAME IS JOE REAVER, AND MY GRANDSON IS JOSEPH REAVER. WHEN I DIE JOSEPH REAVER GETS THAT TRACTOR. SO FIVE GENERATIONS OF JOE REAVER OWNS THAT TRACTOR.IT'S AN IMPRESSIVE TRACTOR COLLECTION AND SO IS THEIR GREAT AMERICAN BARN. I'M AL PELL.
OPEN HEADLINES:
 COMING UP TODAY ON AGDAY AN UPDATE ON P-E-D-V AND HOW STATES ARE DEALING WITH THE OUTBREAK. PLUS, AGRICULTURAL SANCTIONS FROM RUSSIA...WHO'S SEEING THE BIGGEST IMPACT. IN AGRIBUSINESS...PREPARING FOR USDA'S LATEST REPORT. SO THAT'S REALLY WHERE EVERY BODIES MIND IS RIGHT NOW WHAT YIELD NUMBER IS THE USDA GOING TO GIVE US. AND THE LOWDOWN ON THIS LOW GROWING FRUIT...APPREICIATING SUMMER WATERMELON FROM TEXAS TODAY ON IN THE COUNTRY...
PEDV UPDATE:
CLINTON…GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. A DEADLY HOG VIRUS IS EASING ITS IMPACT ON U.S. HERDS PUSHING MARKETS INTO A NEAR FREE FALL...AND THAT'S OUR TOP STORY ON AGDAY.
PEDV ARKANSAS UPDATE:
CLINTON…...COMING UP TUESDAY, WE'LL CONTINUE OUR LOOK AT PEDV AND SEE HOW FOLKS IN ARKANSAS ARE WORKING TO KEEP THE VIRUS OUT OF THAT STATE.
RUSSIAN SANCTIONS:
CLINTON…THE RUSSIAN DECISION TO BAN AGRICULTURAL GOODS FROM COUNTRIES IMPOSING SANCTIONS WILL LIKELY IMPACT PORK PRODUCERS AT LEASE A LITTLE.
THE US MEAT EXPORT FEDERATION SAYS U.S. PORK HAD JUST REGAINED ACCESS TO THE RUSSIAN MARKET IN MARCH.
WITH JUST TWO SLAUGHTER PLANTS APPROVED IN JUNE THE U.S. FACILITIES SHIPPED 34 MILLION DOLLARS TO RUSSIA. THAT MARKET IS ONCE AGAIN CLOSED.
U.S. OFFICIALS SAY PRESIDENT PUTIN'S SANCTIONS WILL ONLY LEAD TO BARE SHELVES IN RUSSIAN SUPERMARKETS...
TEASE:
CLINTON… THANKS,   MIKE. STILL TO COME, USDA IS SET TO RELEASE A BIG REPORT ON TUESDAY AND ALL EYES ARE ON ONE THING-- YIELD. WE'LL SEE HOW YOU SHOULD PREPARE IN AGRIBUSINESS.
NORTH WASDE REPORT:
CLINTON…IN AGRIBUSINESS, U-S-D-A IS GEARING UP FOR ITS NEXT BIG GRAINS REPORT.
THE WORLD AGRICULTURE SUPPLY AND DEMAND ESTIMATES IS SET FOR RELEASE TOMORROW MID-DAY.
SO, HOW SHOULD YOU PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST ANY POSSIBLE SHAKEUPS IN THE MARKET? AL PELL HAS DETAILS IN THIS MORNING'S ANALYSIS.
AL.
WX:
WELCOME BACK TO AGDAY TO START THIS MONDAY METEOROLOGIST MIKE HOFFMAN. MIKE I THINK THE JET STREAM IS TELLING US IT'S GOING TO BE HOT OUT WEST. YES, THERE'S VERY LITTLE QUESTION THE WESTERN PARTS OF THE COUNTRY GOING TO BE HOT TO START THE WEEK, AND IT LOOKS LIKE A FAIR AMOUNT OF THE WEEK AS WE CONTINUE TO SEE THE RIDGE IN THE WEST, THE TROPH IN THE EAST AND ANOTHER TROPH IS DIGGING INTO GREAT LAKES AS WE LOOK AT MAP EARLY THIS WEEK AND AS WE HEAD THROUGH REST OF WEEK WE SEE HOW IT REALLY CUTS OFF OVER NEW ENGLAND WHICH COULD BE A PROLONGED PERIOD OF COOL WEATHER FOR YOU FOLKS THERE. BUT FOR OTHER AREAS FARTHER WEST WE WILLS TART TO MODERATE A LITTLE AS WE HEAD INTO NEXT WEEK AND INTO FOLLOWING WEEK BUT YOU'LL NOTICE THERE'S ANOTHER TROPH TO DIVE SOUTH SO WE'LL WAITING TO SEE BUT AT LEAST THE RIDGE AT THAT POINT HAS SHIFTED OFF WESTERN COAST SO THAT SHOULD MODERATE THINGS FOR THE WESTERN PART OF THE COUNTRY FOR THIS NEXT WEEKEND AS WELL. AS FAR AS TEMPS FOR THIS WEEK, WE ARE GOING BELOW NORMAL FOR ALMOST THE ENTIRE CORN BELT AS YOU CAN SEE HERE. ALMOST ALL THE WAY TO THE GULF COAST CLEAR TO THE EAST COAST AND MID ATLANTIC AND ALMOST TO CONTINENTAL DIVIDE THEN WEST OF THAT ABOVE NORMAL IN SOME PLACES. MUCH ABOVE NORMAL WESTERN AND SOUTHERN TEXAS EXPECTED MUCH ABOVE NORMAL AS WELL. SO VERY LITTLE OF COUNTRY EXPECTED TO BE RIGHT AT NORMAL… MAINLY AT FLORIDA AND FAR SOUTHEAST AND PERHAPS NEW ENGLAND BUT YOU FOLKS WILL BE COOKING DOWN AS WE HEAD INTO NEXT WEEK. HERE'S PRECIP, YOU CAN SEE ABOVE NORMAL FOR SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI VALLEY THROUGHOUT MOST OF SOUTHEAST, MID ATLANTIC, APPALACHIANS INTO NORTHEAST AND EASTERN PORTION OF GREAT LAKES. BUT FOR CENTRAL AND WESTERN CORN BELT, LOOKS NEAR NORMAL AS FAR AS PRECIP FOR COMING WEEK. ABOVE NORMAL THEN FOR FOUR CORNER REGION… BELOW NORMAL OUT IN THE WESTERN SECTIONS... AND BELOW NORMAL FOR SOUTHERN TEXAS...AS FAR AS 30 DAY, FOR TEMPS IS CONCERNED… WESTERN AREAS EXPECTED TO BE ABOVE NORMAL OVER NEXT 30 DAYS, BELOW NORMAL EXPECTED FROM CONTINENTAL DIVIDE ACROSS PLAINS STATES ALL THE WAY INTO WESTERN GREAT LAKES. BUT THE EASTERN CORN BELT I'M THINKING NEAR NORMAL EVEN THOUGH YOU'VE EBEN BELOW NORMAL.  ABOVE NORMAL FOR EAST COAST, INCLUDING THE MID ATLANTIC STATES...PRECIP OVER NEXT 30 DAYS, A GOOD CHUNK OF CORN BELT I'M GOING NEAR NORMAL. OBVIOUSLY, PRECIP CAN BE KIND OF FICKLE, THAT'S WHY IT'S TOUGH TO FORECAST, BTU ABOVE NORMAL IN THE SOUTHEAST, PARTS OF 4 CORNER, BELOW NORMAL FOR TEXAS AND FAR WEST. THAT'S A LOOK ACROSS THE COUNTRY. NOW LETS TAKE A LOOK AT LOCAL FORECASTS. FOR OLYMPIA WASHING, PARTLY SUNNY AND VERY HOT, HIGH TEMP UP TO 93 DEGREES. GRAND ISLAND, NEBRASKA, PARTLY SUNNY AND COMFORTABLE, HIGH OF JUST 77... AND LAFAYETTE, INDIANA, PARTLY SUNNY AND WARM, STORM POSSIBLE, HIGH OF 81.
MACHE PETE:
CLINTON… AS COMMODITY PRICES SOFTEN SO ARE SALES OF SHINY NEW EQUIPMENT.
AND MACHINERY PETE SAYS THAT'S ALSO FILTERING INTO USED EQUIPMENT SALES.
HOWEVER--IT SEEMS THE OLDER, THE BETTER WHEN IT COMES TO AUCTIONS.
TEASE:
CLINTON…STILL TO COME, CHALLENGES OF LIVING IN RURAL AMERICA SHOW UP IN A RECENT STUDY. WE HAVE DETAILS.
ITC TEXAS WATERMELONS:
CLINTON…IS IT A FRUIT OR IS IT A VEGETABLE? TRUTH IS…IT'S BOTH. WHATEVER YOU CONSIDER IT, THERE'S A SCIENCE TO NOT ONLY GROWING THE TASTY PRODUCE, BUT HOW YOU PICK THE PERFECT MELON. IN THIS REPORT PROVIDED BY TEXAS FARM BUREAU, WE GET THE STORY BEHIND IT ALL.
RURAL SNAP:
CLINTON…IN FOOD AND YOUR FAMILY, A NEW STUDY SHOWING RURAL LIVING CAN CREATE CHALLENGES FOR SOME FAMILIES. 
MCDONALDS SALE:
CLINTON…A RECENT CHINESE FOOD SCARE CREATED BAD P-R FOR ONE MAJOR FAST FOOD CHAIN…AND NOW IT'S HITTING THEIR BOTTOMLINE.
CLOSE:
CLINTON…THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE'RE GLAD YOU TUNED IN. FOR MIKE HOFFMAN, AND AL PELL. I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. HAVE A GREAT DAY.
RFD PROMO:
MONDAY ON AGDAY PROTECTING PORK FROM THE THREAT OF P-E-D-V AT THE INDIANA STATE FAIR... WE'LL HEAR FROM THE STATE VET ON THE GREAT LENGTHS THEY'RE GOING TO STOP THE SPREAD OF THE VOLATILE VIRUS. AND COULD TUESDAY'S USDA REPORT SHAKE UP THE MARKETS? WE'LL GET SOME INSIGHT, MONDAY, ON R-F-D.
STATION PROMO:
TUESDAY ON AGDAY, RAIN RELIEF IN POCKETS OF THE COUNTRY LAST WEEK. BUT DID IT SHOW UP IN THE LATST CROP PROGRESS REPORT? AND IT'S BEEN A FEAT TO KEEP P-E-D OUT OF SOME STATE LINES. BUT WE'LL HEAD TO ARKANSAS TO SEE HOW IT'S BEING DONE. JOIN US TUESDAY, RIGHT HERE, FOR AGDAY.
 
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